More performances from the annual GRAMMY telecast than ever before will be made available for download at iTunes. The first track — Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli's towering "Bridge Over Troubled Water," which will benefit the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund — was made available shortly after the show. It is now being followed by eight more of the exciting performances from the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. (All are videos unless otherwise noted.)
The ageless Jon Bon Jovi leads his Jersey-bred bandmates on the group's new anthem of hope, "We Weren't Born To Follow." Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles joins Bon Jovi for their GRAMMY-winning song "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Nettles remains onstage to close out the medley with "Livin' On A Prayer" (the song chosen by fans through online voting), helping the band close out the medley with characteristic high energy.
Zac Brown Band
Best New Artist winners the Zac Brown Band strike a patriotic chord, opening a country-laced medley with "America The Beautiful." Legendary Leon Russell then joins for "Dixie Lullaby" before Brown, the band's huge-voiced singer, closes the medley with a feel-good acoustic blast of their No. 1 country hit "Chicken Fried."
The Black Eyed Peas
A fashionable Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo light into "Imma Be," prancing and hip-shaking before bouncing in time alongside a team of dancing robots to their omnipresent smash "I Gotta Feeling."
Beyoncé takes command of the stage, parading down the aisle with a SWAT team of dancers and launching fiercely into "If I Were A Boy" before segueing into a version of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." Largely known as a pop/R&B diva, Beyoncé also proves she can rock.
The cast of the new Green Day-inspired Broadway show "American Idiot" opens with a rendition of "21 Guns" before Green Day itself thunders into the spotlight, creating a lively mashup of Broadway and arena rock stages.
Lady Antebellum [Audio Only]
Lady Antebellum, who picked up a GRAMMY for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, sing the earnest "Need You Now," the title track from their new album, with harmonic grace and country prettiness. Everything about the performance suggests long-term promise for the Nashville-based vocal trio.
Maxwell, who was nominated for six GRAMMYs, may have disappeared from music for several years, but he — like Roberta Flack, with whom he shares a tender duet on the classic "Where Is The Love" here — is not easily forgotten. His voice is imbued with retro-hip stylishness on this and his own "Pretty Wings."
At first, Pink saunters onto the stage solo to sing the gentle "Glitter In The Air," but then she slips out of a white robe and into a swing that lifts her high above the stage, an acrobatic move that sees her suspended upside down and bathed in dripping water for a truly one-of-a-kind GRAMMY performance.
Dave Matthews Band
Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Dave Matthews Band launches into "You And Me." A string section and members of the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles back the upbeat performance that reinforces the reasons for the band's longevity: artistic sense, limitless imagination and, possibly, freewheeling dancing that owes more to fun than gracefulness.
The performance that kicks off the show in grand fashion, Lady Gaga emerges in a green-sequined bodysuit with angel wings, accelerating from a purr to a powerful roar for her No. 1 "Poker Face." Then, she faces a rhinestoned Sir Elton John from opposite ends of a pair of conjoined pianos for a pair of songs: "Speechless" and "Your Song."
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